Paris to Reims
France Bike + Barge Tours
Cycle France to the most Romantic city in the World!
This bike tour in France follows the beautiful valley of the river Marne. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunity to taste the cheese and the champagne that this part of France is famous for.
Depending on tour date, you will begin in Paris and end in Reims or begin in Reims and end in Paris. Paris of course is City of Light and Reims, important center of Champagne production.
Beginning in Reims, with its beautiful gothic cathedral, the cycling route follows the valley of the Marne downstream. On the first night, the boat docks in the city of Epernay, capital of the Champagne region. Here, you will visit the immense champagne cellars, as well as small champagne growers, who will be proud to let you taste their best champagne. From Epernay, you arrive in the real Champagne region and you bike straight across the vineyards on the rolling banks of the Marne.
Château-Thierry, scene of the American battles in World War I, is a fascinating stop in this France bike tour. Finally, you will reach the destination- Paris, the capital of France, Paris.
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Where You’ll Stay
Accommodations aboard the Feniks, a Standard Plus boat.
- Accommodations on board for the duration of the tour
- 21-speed bicycles with pannier, lock and water bottle
- Multilingual tour guide
- Route program with city maps
- 7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch package and 6 x dinner a week
- Coffee, tea and biscuits
- Afternoon snacks
- Cabin with private bathroom including bed linen and fresh towels
- Shampoo, shower gel and soap
- Daily check of your cabin, once a week extra cleaning
- Service for personal laundry
- Ferry fares
What’s Not Included
- Entrance fees for museums, monuments, etc.
- Travel insurance
- Bicycle protection
Paris to Reims: July 22, 2017
Reims to Paris: July 29, 2017
This bike tour in France is considered moderate as the cycling terrain has many rolling hills on small country roads
Itinerary aboard the Feniks:
Paris to Reims
Day 1: Paris
Day 2: Paris - Bougival - Conflans Sainte Honorine, 19 or 34 miles (30 or 55 km)
Day 3: Conflans - Auvers sur Oise - Creil, 25 miles (40 km)
Day 4: Creil - Compiegne, 31 miles (50 km)
Day 5: Compiegne - Soissons, 29 miles (47 km)
Day 6: Soissons - Berry au Bac, 25 miles (40 km)
Day 7: Berry au Bac / Cormicy - Reims, 25 miles (40 km)
Day 8: Reims
Reims to Paris
Day 1: Reims
Day 2: Reims - Tours sur Marne / Epernay, 22 or 25 miles (35 or 40 km)
Day 3: Tours sur Marne / Epernay - Chatillon sur Marne, 25 miles (40 km)
Day 4: Chatillon sur Marne - Chateau Thierry, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 5: Chateau Thierry - La Ferte sous Jouarre, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 6: La Ferte sous Jouarre - Meaux - Lagny, 16 or 31 miles (25 or 50 km)
Day 7: Lagny - Paris, 22 miles (35 km)
Day 8: Paris
Can be combined into a 15 day tour!
Paris to Reims Boats + Barges
Feniks Belgium, Netherlands, France Standard Plus Class Boat Originally, the Feniks was built in 1928 as a freighter on the Dutch, Belgium and French inland waters. In 1992, the Feniks was converted to a hotel passenger ship and put in service for various sailing holidays. Since then, she has undergone several renovations to keep up-to-date with all modern facilities.